I'm sharing a few late-winter scenes from the sprawling Conewango Valley Amish settlement in New York State. I spent some time there about this time last year when, like now, the last gasps of winter are gripping the valley and the sap is beginning to rise. The settlement is so picturesque and serene and I'd go there in a heartbeat again to explore and enjoy. One of the places I'd surely stop again is Malinda's Candy Shop (I'll be posting a video soon from there) where she sells delicious jams and candies, homemade chocolate confections that will make your mouth melt. Here is a photo of some of her homemade chocolate bunnies which begin to sell swiftly as we approach Easter. These other photos are of laundry drying on a chilly line and snow cloaking the valley in a quiet whiteness. Children spill out of the one-room schools in the afternoons, heading for home on skis and sleds.